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University Museum of Natural History

Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
44-1865-272950
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Ranked #6 of 99 attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been... more » Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

On the ground floor you find a blackboard with Einstein used, when he gave a lecture in Oxford 1931. My highlight: Marconi transmitters and radio equimpent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It's an amazing museum that have a lot of interesting stuff, from a live bee hive half made with glass, several live insects, variety of dinosaurs, crystals and minerals, and lots more. Worth losing half a day to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Definitely an interesting place, worth a stop! Lovely architecture and a lot to see. I would have liked to have more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous building, feels very airy and light and the displays are so well thought out and interesting for the young and the young at heart. Each pillar is made from a different stone, loved the way the skeletons were displayed in size order. Great British freebie!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Went here on a rainy day. Lots to see from very old rocks to dinosaurs. Worth a few hours visit. Pitt Rivers museum is very "traditional" collection of someone's things!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited this free museum today... Outstanding! The building itself is stunning architecture... There is something for everyone of all ages and it is easy to spend a few hours here. We really liked the dinosaurs, fossils, precious rocks, totem pole, guns, swords and much more! A fabulous place that is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Everything from AK-47 rifles, to prehistoric dinosaurs, all under one roof. Like a lot of museums in the UK, there is no admission charge, and a donation is voluntary.

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Everything was brilliant. There was lots to see and it was all very interesting. It is free of charge and is connected to the Pitt Rivers museum which is equally as good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is one of the most incredible places to visit in Oxford if you are at all interested in natural history and/or architecture. From dinosaurs to dodos and foxes to fools gold, there is something for everyone. If you have young children, they would probably like the 'petting zoo', which is full of stuffed animals most people would never get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The museum was closed for refurbishment but has been wonderfully revitalised. Staff are as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as ever. The touching tables are a great addition for all visitors, especially the elderly, very young and those with special educational needs. The new cafe is a huge bonus with catering by one of my favourite local companies. The only drawback is... More

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